Complete work on access road at the earliest, says petition

Residents of Vellalore have petitioned the Coimbatore District Collector, Archana Patnaik, demanding that the railway underpass on the Singanallur-Vellalore Road be opened at the earliest.

In their petition, the residents said that though the work on railway underpass was complete, the road that provides access to the underpass was not over. The delay in completing the work on access road was creating traffic jam as and when the railway gate was closed. Road users were put to untold hardships.

Protest

Members of the Vagai Vivekanandar Handloom Weavers' Cooperative Society staged a demonstration, near the Coimbatore Collectorate on Monday seeking action against officials involved in a fraud in the organisation. They handed over a petition to Ms. Patnaik.

The weavers said that they wanted action against the society’s president, manager of a nationalised bank, and Handloom Department officials who had siphoned off the loan they had obtained.

They also said that the State Government should identify the weavers in handloom weavers’ cooperative societies and Khadi Board, ensure their permanent employment and that its schemes reached them.

The government should ensure that the silk yarn, zari, and other raw materials obtained from the societies were not sold in the open market for a higher value.

Those indulging in the act should be arrested under the Goondas Act.

It should remove all those who were not weavers from the weavers’ societies.

A grievances redress meeting should be conducted at least once in three months for weavers.

The general body meeting of the Vagai Vivekanandar Handloom Weavers’ Cooperative Society should be held immediately. Pollution

Residents and farmers in and around Sulur submitted a petition to the district administration seeking action against a bleaching unit in Wald 1 that polluted a water body in the area.

The petition said that the unit was discharging effluents into a canal maintained by the Public Works Department.

The water from the canal was used for irrigation, and domestic consumption.

The canal carried water from two tanks in Sulur to the Ramachandran Tank.

The petition said the unit was functioning without necessary clearance from either the Sulur local body or the Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board.

Repair road

Residents of Vellalore and representatives of all political parties urged the district administration to repair the road that connected Vellalore and Trichy Road.

In a petition they said that the road between bridge across River Noyyal in Vellalore and Trichy Road in Singanallur was damaged.

Steps should be taken to build a new bridge. They wanted the administration to shift the Coimbatore Corporation’s dump yard from Vellalore.

They complained about the frequent leakage in the drinking water pipeline in the area too.

Flyover

The Indu Makkal Katchi (Tamil Nadu) has demanded that the temple in Gandhipuram not be shifted or removed when the State Government took up the construction of the flyover in the area.

In a petition, the organisation’s State secretary T.C. Senthilkumar said that the government had planned to relocate or remove a few temples to construct the Gandhipuram flyover.

Water

The Nalloli Podhunala Sangam has asked the district administration to provide drinking water to residents of Malumichampatty at the earliest.

They said that they had presented petitions on October 10, and December 18, and had met the Executive Engineer in the Tamil Nadu Water Supply and Drainage Board for supplying more water under the Athikadavu scheme.

They sought a public convenience facility, and a fair price shop.

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